Palm Sunday (first known as Pasha) originated in the Jerusalem Church around the late third or early fourth century. Ceremonies consisted of prayers, hymns, and sermons as people moved through the numerous holy sites within the city. At the last site, the place of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the clergy would read the biblical account of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Then as evening approached, the people would return to the city reciting: “Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord”(Matthew 21:9). By the fifth century, the celebration had spread as far as Constantinople. It wasn’t until the sixth and seventh centuries that the ritual blessing of the palms was added. A morning procession replaced the evening one and by the eighth century, the Western Church was celebrating “Dominica in Palmis” or “Palm Sunday.”
Believe in love at first sight.
Volunteer sometimes the job no one wants conceal big opportunities.
Overpay good babysitters.
Discipline with a gentle hand.
Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
Never drive while holding s cup of hot coffee between your knees.
Never be the first to break a family tradition.
Don’t judge people by their relatives.
Talk slow, but think quick.
Remember the 3 R’s: respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
Plant zucchini only if you have lots of friends.
Don’t overlook life’s small Joys while searching for the big ones.
Every so often, invite the person in line behind you to go ahead of you.
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Steer clear of any place that has a “Ladies Welcome” sign in the window.
Always put something in the collection plate.
Do the right thing, regardless of what others think.
Never wash a car, mow a yard or select a Christmas tree after dark.
Don’t confuse comfort with happiness.
Don’t confuse wealth with success.
Be the first to forget.
Check for toilet paper before sitting down.
Don’t stop the parade to pick up a dime.
Be an origin, if that means being a little eccentric, so be it.
Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
Everyone deserves a birthday cake.
Never celebrate a birthday without one.
When you say, “I love you,” mean it.
When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
Win without boasting.
Lose without excuses.
Read more books.
Watch less TV.
Every so often let your spirit of adventure triumph over good sense.
Trust in God but lock your car.
Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams.
Never sell your teddy bear, letter sweater or high school yearbooks at as garage sale. You’ll regret it later.
Accept a breath mint if someone offers you one.
Don’t eat any meatloaf but your Mom’s.
Learn the rules, then break some.
Always try the house dressing.
Never swap your integrity for money, power or fame.
Never be ashamed of honest tears.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
When friends offer to help, let them.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Follow your own star.
Remember the ones who love you.
Go home for the holidays.
Don’t get too big for your britches.
We can post this all day, they won’t listen. People are too busy buying in the the media hysteria.
A wonderful birthday wishes to the world’s sweetest mom. I am truly grateful that I have you as my mom. Thank you for always believing in me and for all of the support that you have given me. I wish you so much mommy, but I know you are in a good place now and that makes me happy, happy birthday!
I miss my mom she was the best thing for me and its almost one year, hard to believe only feels like a few weeks ago. It’s sad when the best things are taken from you without any warning what so ever.
It wasn’t a gun, a bomb or a machete.
It was a truck. A truck. 2-3 minutes. 84 now dead, including 10 children.
Do you understand now? It’s not the weapon. It’s the ideology.
Rest with happiness in your heart and God’s praise in every thought. Good night all!
Happy Independence Day to those who still believe in this country.
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified. The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
No matter who you support, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Every vote counts.